Coronavirus leaves Major League Baseball stadiums empty on what was supposed to be opening day
Associated Press |
March 26, 2020
| Updated on March 26, 2020 at 9:34 pm
Al Jackson, a die-hard Seattle Mariners fan and 11-year season ticket holder, leans against the gate at the home plate entrance near the Ken Griffey Jr. statue at T-Mobile Park in Seattle Thursday around the time when the Mariners' Opening Day baseball game against the visiting Texas Rangers would have started.
A statue of former Boston Red Sox baseball player Ted Williams, right, stands outside Fenway Park Wednesday in Boston.
A woman walks her dog by an empty Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. Wednesday.
The main gates in front of Chase Field are closed and locked today in Phoenix.
A banner reads a welcome to Oakland Athletics fans at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Wednesday in Oakland, Calif.
A sign stands in front of the Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Wednesday.
Miller Park is seen Tuesday in Milwaukee. The Brewers were supposed to host Opening Day today, but the season start was postponed by Major League Baseball because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police tape blocks an entrance to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, Tuesday, in Philadelphia.
A pedestrian passes by a New York Yankees baseball souvenir shop today in the Bronx borough of New York. To baseball fans, opening day is an annual rite of spring that evokes great anticipation and warm memories. This year's season was scheduled to begin today, but there will be no games for a while because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The statues of, from left, Hal Newhouser, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg and Ty Cobb stand in left field inside Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team today in Detroit.
Parking lots sit empty surrounding Citifield, the home of the New York Mets, Wednesday in the Queens borough of New York.
The sculpture named "The Player" stands alone in front of Coors Field, home to Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies, as individuals stay in place to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus today in Denver.
A grounds crew worker cuts the infield in front of empty seats at T-Mobile Park in Seattle today around the time when the first pitch would have been thrown in the Mariners' Opening Day baseball game against the visiting Texas Rangers.
Yankee Stadium remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions today in the Bronx borough of New York.
A cyclist rides past Fenway Park baseball park today in Boston. There will be empty ballparks on what was supposed to be Major League Baseball's opening day, with the start of the Major League Baseball regular season indefinitely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team today in Cleveland.